pexels zen chung 5537936OAKBROOK TERRACE – State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton is encouraging high-school aged girls to apply to the 2022 Illinois Council on Women and Girls. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the legislative process firsthand.

“Young women today are growing up in a different world. It’s important for legislators to listen to the voices and concerns of these girls as we make our way forward in these new times,” said Sen. Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs). “This is a wonderful opportunity for high-schoolers who have a passion for civic engagement and want their voices to be heard.”

This opportunity seeks to let young women share their voices and experiences to help make Illinois a place where all girls can thrive. Participants will have the opportunity to provide policy recommendations on legislation that impacts the lives of women and girls in Illinois, critical topics such as health care, academic and economic opportunities, and gender-based violence.

Committee meetings will begin December 2022 and include bi-weekly meetings and one-hour quarterly meetings with other council committees. The bi-weekly meetings are typically held after school hours and there participants will plan events and projects. Those selected will serve a one-year term during which they will not only learn about the legislative process, but have a hand in it as well.

Applications are due no later than Oct. 23 and are open for girls grades 9 through 12. For more information and to apply, visit the Illinois State Board of Education’s application portal.

“Being a part of this committee gives girls the chance to help make their communities a better place,” Glowiak Hilton said. “I am thankful to the Illinois Council on Women and Girls for providing this opportunity to young women, and I encourage them to apply.”

Senator Glowiak Hilton’s office is available to answer questions, to contact please call (630) 785-3177 or visit her website.

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021622CM0623OAKBROOK TERRACE – State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton signed on in support of legislation to clarify language in the SAFE-T Act and improve how officials can enforce the law.

“Improving public safety will rely on many factors, and in order to be effective, the individuals responsible for implementation must feel comfortable with any changes,” said Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs). “Senate Bill 4228 will help law enforcement officials to continue to perform their duties and protect our communities.”

The intent of the law aims to end cash bail to improve racial equity in the criminal justice system. Senate Bill 4228 updates many provisions in the SAFE-T Act by adding clarifying language to address concerns raised by local law enforcement officials.

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GlowiakHilton Shred Event 092422OAKBROOK TERRACE – To offer residents a safe option to discard documents with personal information, State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton is hosting an event with free shredding services in Lombard.

“Securely destroying sensitive documents is a strong way to protect yourself and your loved ones from identity fraud,” said Sen. Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs). “Shredding services are popular events in our community, and I encourage everyone to gather documents and attend.”

Free shredding services will be available from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Lombard Municipal Complex, on the corner of Hammerschmidt and Central Avenues. Attendees are asked to enter the complex on Wilson Avenue.

Questions should be directed to Sen. Glowiak Hilton’s office by calling 630-785-3177.

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040822HAO00590OAKBROOK TERRACE – To increase access to healthy, sustainable food options for families in DuPage County, State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton announced Prairie Food Co-Op in downtown Lombard as a recipient of a Rebuild Downtowns and Main Streets grant through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

“Fresh and affordable food is critical for every family, no matter where they call home,” said Sen. Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs), chair of the Senate Commerce Committee. “I’m counting down the days until I can welcome the first community-owned grocery to DuPage County—Prairie Food Co-Op in downtown Lombard. This investment, funded in part by Rebuild Illinois, will help ensure families have access to healthy, sustainable food options.”

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